Yesterday my husband, our son, and I attended a chicken processing class given by the family who sells chicken at our local farmers market. There were about seven other folks there to learn just like us, and it was so helpful to be walked through each step. We did everything from killing to packaging with very patient and experienced teachers. We each brought our chicken home along with farm fresh eggs. It was a unique Sunday afternoon, to be sure! Our son is 14. He's been so good with our chickens and so confident in his ability to harvest the meat, I was particularly glad to see that he was able to handle the responsibility just fine. Our meaties are 5 weeks old right now, so we'll be processing in just a few short weeks. We'll need every able bodied family member helping to accomplish it all. For those of you who process birds regularly, you might consider doing something like this. I would imagine there are other novices like us who are willing to pay you to teach them.